UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 03: Mika Zibanejad #93 of the Ottawa Senators skates with the puck against the New York Islanders during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 3, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday